September 15, 2019 / 5:26 PM / 2 months ago

Car bomb kills 10 in Syrian town near Turkish border: local council, medic

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A rigged car exploded near a hospital in the Syrian town of al-Rai at the border with Turkey on Sunday, killing 10 people and wounding 15, the local council and a medical worker said.

The blast also caused damage in the hospital, said a statement from the council of the town, which lies in a part of northwest Syria under the control of Turkey-backed rebels.

Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency said 12 civilians were killed after a “terror bomb attack” near the frontier.

Reporting by Khalil Ashawi in Istanbul, Tuvan Gumrukcu in Ankara and Ellen Francis in Beirut, Editing by William Maclean

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